10 February 2014

Why Monday's are my Friday

For some people, Monday evokes a variety of pent up feelings and emotions.

Poor Alice ...


                            ... Or perhaps Monday evokes this sense of can crushing unpleasantness?


... Or perhaps Monday just leaves you be-fuzzled like Tim?




For me, this is probably my most common reaction to Monday...
....it catches me by surprise...makes me happy...excited...


For one thing Monday is my day off.  With Youth Group on Sunday nights and sometimes youth goings on over the weekend, life can get busy.fast.  So Monday is my "sabbath" if you will; my day to rest, relax, and do some self-care.
But the real reason that Monday has become my new Friday is my Mom.  

Shortly after I got married, I realized how in little ways I just missed my parents; seeing them everyday or having a good chat with my Mom.  I lived at home with them until I got married and never went away to college, so in a sense they were always around.  
When I got married I was really surprised how easy the transition was for me to make in moving out of their house into my new home with my husband.  I am so glad they live only 10 minutes away, but still regular family time with the original parental units gets tougher as you grow up and move out.

So Momsy and I decided every other Monday to have a standing lunch date together.  I swing by to pick up her up in my yellow 11 year old car and we're off to either to a Coney place or Panera.  It is so fun because we both joke how much we look forward to it every other Monday.   Even some of the nurses she works with ask on Monday's is this a day we go out together:)

It is so good to just catch up, swap recipes, joke around, pray with each other, and of course it definitely helps that food is involved.  My Mom is a rock for me; one of those people that just anchor's me in life.  She is a great sounding board and I can tell her anything...not to mention the woman is a freaking prayer warrior. for real.  You need prayers? Get She-She (our nick-name for her:) on the job!

Mom and I have always had a pretty good relationship, (minus some of those sassy years-give or take 10 years ;) but as I have gotten older and since getting married, I really do appreciate her all the more; especially when I know many other people were not as blessed with the person they call Mom in their life.



I love that we can spend time like this together and cherish it so much.  
Thanks Momsy, for making Monday's the new Friday for me! :)




11 comments:

  1. Haha! Your post made me laugh. I can relate to Tim the most...same expression at the sight of the mountain of laundry I have to do! ;-) either way, I love Mondays, too. I am so glad you get to spend the day with your Momma! Mine is an entire country away! :-( lol. Have an awesome week!

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    1. Thanks Gabby! Hope you have a great week too & stay warm!

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  2. I think I'd like Monday's a LOT more if I got to catch some time with my mom!

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  3. That's so great that you and your mom are so close! My mom and I are close but don't live close by, so we talk on the phone a lot. How fun are those lunch dates?! Kudos to you and your mom for making Mondays your Fridays! :)

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  4. What a sweet post, Patty! Moms are a blessing, aren't they? You're blessed to live so close to each other. :)

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    1. Aww thanks Elise....that's got to be hard to be away from your parents. Hope you have a great week!

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  5. Mondays used to be my days too! We would call them 'fun mondays' and several friends in ministry would always do something exceptionally fun, because we were always off on mondays. Rollar skating, museums, afternoon card playing, etc... I loved mondays. Now, they are just the day Aaron goes back to work and leaves me with the three little weirdos...:) So, not as awesome.

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  6. Aww! That's awesome. When I was in beauty school, Mondays were my day off. My parents are usually so far away, I definitely know what it means to miss them--for me, regular Skype dates are just what I need!

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  7. Awww... I love that Mondays are your favorite. They're definitely not mine!

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  8. Mondays are my Fridays, too! I work in the entertainment industry and Thursday-Sunday is when I'm busiest. Glad to know I am not alone! Oh, and I am now following you on bloglovin!

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  9. I don't know what I'd do without my mom!! That's so great that you guys have that time together! :)

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